Integrating palliative care into the health systems in Sub Saharan Africa

The University of Edinburgh, the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) and Makerere University Palliative Care Unit are working in partnership to strengthen current palliative care programmes in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. Guided by the Ministry of Health in each country, and working through the excellent National Associations of Palliative care, the programme is setting up additional training in palliative care approaches. In practices they are training link nurses and hospital and community staff in key areas such as symptom relief and holistic pain assessment.

For more information on this programme funded by THET see their blog for Monday 4th February, 2013.

Jean Shaw, Phi

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About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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